Tag: floodplain restoration

Mississippi River Flooding: Can We Move Past 1928?

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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The good news about this spring’s Mississippi River flooding? Floodplains kept it from being much worse. But just using floodplains as safety valves is so 1928, says Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman.

The Mississippi River Flood: A Louisiana Scientist’s View

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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The high waters of the Mississippi are coming to Louisiana — but can we stop these floods from happening in the future? Bryan Piazza, father, husband and Nature Conservancy ecologist in Louisiana, says using natural systems smartly can help.

From Drumbeats to Texts & Tweets: Different Ways to Say ‘The River is Rising’

Written by | January 5th, 2010

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Reducing floods through dams on rivers like the Zambezi can actually make the floods that do happen catastrophic. How can conservation help?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 23

Written by | June 23rd, 2009

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Yes, we have no shame. But when you make the front page of the New York Times’ national section, why not let the world know? Check out the video about how we’re breaching a 17-mile levee in Louisiana as part of the country’s largest floodplain restoration project, and then read on for the rest of today’s top Cool Green News links. […]

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